Thursday, November 18, 2021

Review - A Wisdom of Wombats

A Wisdom of Wombats: More Collective Animal Nouns and the Meanings Behind Them

by Kathy Broderick
illustrated by David DePasquale
Date: 2021
Publisher: Sunbird Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 40
Format: e-book
Source: library

From a journey of giraffes to a gaggle of geese, come explore animals and the wonderful words we use to describe them. Featuring definitions, this picture book of collective nouns will grow your vocabulary and expand your understanding. Companion title to A Loveliness of Ladybugs, winner of The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I love picture books that teach things in a fun way. A Wisdom of Wombats: More Collective Animal Nouns and the Meanings Behind Them is set up sort of like an illustrated dictionary with colourful, amusing illustrations that highlight the double meanings of the various words used to describe groups of animals. For example, a group of giraffes is called a journey, and the page shows these tacky tourists going on a safari. There are 16 different animal groups in all, many with collective nouns readers might not be aware of.

This is a great choice for readers who love studying animals and their groups, or for readers who enjoy learning about language and word meanings. The illustrations are sure to delight, too.

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 5/5

Overall: 4.5 out of 5

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